BE(Hons) students will complete work placements of 400 hours at an engineering organisation relevant to your studies. These placements take place in the second and third year of your degree and are typically three months, from mid-November until the end of February.
Why are work placements important?
Placements allow you to gain essential work experience in an engineering organisation. This experience often includes learning about specialised practices for industry, while also providing you time to improve skills related to employability. Tasting what it's like to work in a specific field and company also helps to inform the key decision of where to start your career.
What is unique about work placements at Waikato?
At The University of Waikato we believe in creating work-ready graduates, and so much of this depends on successful work placements. That is why we have a dedicated team of Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) coordinators, who will connect you with industry, assist you with CVs and Cover letters, help you find the right placement, and support you while on placement. No other NZ university offers such comprehensive assistance.
Where do our students go for work placements?
Here are just a handful of the many possibilities...